University Centre Sparsholt: Applied Zoo Biology

InstitutionUniversity Centre Sparsholt
Department Animal Management and Zoo Biology
Study type Taught


- Taught by industry experts who are research active and have strong national and international links

- Benefit from one of the largest collections of animals in our BIAZA-member centre

- Possibility to undertake a six-month industry placement and research project

**What will I learn?**
Building on a strong science foundation, the course is designed to expand your knowledge of zoo animal biology and refine your research techniques in aspects of zoo animal welfare, behaviour, population management and the wider roles of the modern zoo such as visitor learning.

In addition to traditional lectures and seminars, units are delivered using the practical resources of our Animal Management Centre, industry specific software and databases, conference attendance, guest speakers and off-site visits. Links are encouraged to external organisations, commercial companies and collaborative research projects.

**Where can I go from here?**
Career pathways include zoo or conservation research, environmental education or zoo management. Alternatively you may choose to study a doctorate or a career in lecturing.


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